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La Bamba   Ritchie Valens







To: guitar@olga.net


I have a screwed up version of this under "traditional mexican folk songs" (I think).  Could you remove that entirely (it was mine) and/or replace it with this?  This is corrected.
                                 LA BAMBA
                                 ~~~~~~~~

Traditional Mexican folk song, as done by Richie Valens

My English teacher taught me how to play this.  Here's my
transcription.  One guitar plays the tab, the other plays the chords:
    C     F     G               C     F     G
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------1---------------------------1-------------------|
|-------0---2-----------------------0---2---------------------|
|-----2---3-----------0-3-3-2-0---2---3-----------0-3-3-2-0---|
|---3---------------2-----------3---------------2-------------|
|---------------3-3-------------------------3-3---------------|
Para bailar La Bamba
Para bailar La Bamba se necessita una poca de gracia
Una poca de gracia y otra cosita y arriba y arriba
Ay arriba y arriba por ti sere por ti sere por ti sere
Yo no soy marinero soy capitan soy capitan soy capitan

Bamba la Bamba
Bamba la Bamba
Bamba la Bamba
Bamba la Bamba
Ba------------



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IROCKUDONT (report)

its marinero ! not mananero !

LEDocDave (report)

According to the sheet music, these are the lyrics for the song:
Walalalala bamba, walalalala bamba, es necesito, a poca la gracia
A poca la gracia pa me, pa tia
Arriba, arriba.

Arriba, arriba, por que sere, por que sere, por que sere

Yo no soy mananero, Yo no soy mananero, soy capitan, soy capitan, soy capitan

Unfortunately, I'm doing this on a laptop and without a 10 key, I can't enter the ANSI character set figures for accents and eclensions for the proper spelling of things like que (which has an accent over the 'e') and that sort of thing. If you'd like the English translation, I can provide it, but quite a bit of the Spanish lyrics are idiomatic, meaning there is only a loose English translation.